Monday, August 16, 2010

New Posting Schedule To Defeat The Blinking Cursor

Starting next week (in honor of school starting, which is its own sort of new year), I have decided to go with a posting schedule for this blog. I have struggled for several months with sitting down in front of that blinking cursor, wanting to write something, yet wondering what in the world that should be. During the month I took off from posting, I missed you guys but didn't miss the blinking cursor. I debated what I should do about it and decided that coming up with a posting schedule would be a way to keep myself posting regularly without stressing over content.

So, starting NEXT Monday (a week from today) here's what you should encounter:

Mondays) "Rooms" post, in which I go through the different areas of my house and share what's going on in our house for that week. My plan is to include my menu and some recipes too!

Tuesdays) A top ten list of some sort-- it might be the top ten books I have on my TBR list, or the top ten things I've learned from my kids that week or the top ten best writing tips I've encountered, my top ten favorite songs to run to-- there's no end to what I will most likely attempt.

Wednesdays) Psalms For Moms-- I will pick a whole Psalm or a few verses that apply to moms and talk about them. This is a book I used to think about writing, so I figured why not just do it here as a regular post? I hope it'll be a nice mid-week pause for all of us.

Thursdays) A favorite quote or a personal post if I have something enlightening to share that I am compelled to write.

Fridays) Fiction Friday: I will share some aspect of my writing process, updates on what I am writing, interviews with fiction authors, and reviews of books I am reading, both Christian and secular.

I doubt I will post much on weekends, but when I do they will be filed under the miscellaneous category. That means anything goes!

Please be patient with me as I work to keep up with this new schedule and get used to providing content that will be both consistent and informative. Most of all, I just want to keep writing here and not lose my momentum. This posting schedule-- I hope-- will enable me to do that! I am learning that, in all things, the less I have to think, the better. This schedule helps me defeat that infernal blinking cursor by giving me a guide for what to write. That will go a long way towards productivity. At least, that's the theory.
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Flamingo Mama said...

i look forward to's sounds great. i started a blog schedule this winter. it lasted for...well, one whole blog post! lol i'm a horrible schedule person.

Bonita said...

I admire you. I don't think I could commit to five days in a row each week. Hope it works well for you.

Renee Swope said...

I am in the same place. Not sure a formal schedule would work for me but I am loving your ideas. I am especially excited about your Monday posts.I love to read about what's going on over at your house b/c you inspire me to be a better mom nad homemaker. And I am desperately in need of your simple but yummy menus. We ate out too much while I wrote my book. I came over to rummage through through your Monday Menus archived for ideas today!

Theresa said...

Can't wait! I feel the same way about my blog. I need to record the important things I am learning and the great people my kids are becoming! That was my "new school year" resolution too!!

Cynthia Schuerr said...

I will look forward to your posts, Marybeth. You have inspired me to set a schedule for my blog also. Not sure what that will be, yet, and I know it won't be five days a week, but I think it will serve me well to become consistent with it. Thank you for the little extra encouragement. :-)

Karen said...

I absolutely LOVE the idea of going through different Psalms that apply to moms!

Hope you have a great evening!

Christian Mommy Writer said...

I like your posting schedule. I'm trying to find something that works consistently for me. I need to take some time and think about it. If I can just schedule some posts in advance, that would help me get caught up and do things a lot better. Oh well. :-)